PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 50 Million Units Worldwide

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold through more than 50 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 6, 2016.

Genuine-User2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

Congrats to Sony! Well deserved :)

Edit: A lot of people thought Sony would either drop out or come in last place this gen back in 2012 and early 2013. How things have changed ey.


"Lol what?? What planet are you living on?
Don't think anyone thought playstation would come in last place lmao"

It would seem that we're not from the same planet.

Read this wonderful prediction thread from 2012:

That thread was created by a human living on planet earth.

naruga2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

i wish to 100s ....but Sony stop flooding us with cheap made games with heavy titles ( ,RE 7 , Crash remake , SF5 , Order , ) .......instead ->>FF15 , King of Fighters, LoUS2 ,TLG -->>THESE are good moves

Krypto2729d ago

In Playstation we trust!

Fatal-Aim2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

That will put Xbox One at around 24 to MAYBE the 25 million as it currently stands.

I forget that Sony is leading at a 2 to 1 mark right now. For Microsoft to have shrank that gap is not likely at all if they aren't doing very well on their own soil let alone globally.

thejigisup2729d ago

how is RE7 a cheap made game? I would also like to inquire about the crash remasters, isn't this what the fans, the gamers want? People have been asking for crash for a long time, even if it is a niche market Sony has done the right thing by listening and providing us with this. Sure, it's not a brand new crash game, however, from a business standpoint doesn't it make sense to test the waters and see how well its received before wholly investing in a brand new fully fledged game? SF5 has had its problems, right now its amazing, they shouldn't have released it and just delayed I think that would have been a better choice. The order is a technical marvel considering how early it released, there were very few games that rivaled the order in terms of its graphical display, could've been a better game but alas that doesn't mean it was cheap made. I wish every game was a homerun 10/10 that revolutionized the industry; that's just not going to happen though. I'd also argue that the reason sony is doing so well is because the are flooding the market the games, games that their consumers demand. There is a game for everyone on ps4. I'm glad Sony is making some really good moves and listening to their fans, and more importantly listening to people who aren't fans and winning them over with games.

Kingthrash3602729d ago

Cheaply made games? Lol I'm done.

Congrats sony well deserved.

trooper_2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )


I'm guessing English isn't your first language because that didn't make any sense.

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Muzikguy2729d ago

You're so confused lol. First of all, these cheap made games aren't cheap. Secondly, Sony isn't making those games. So..... you don't exactly have an argument.

Overload2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )


"Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that PlayStation®4 (PS4™) has cumulatively sold through more than 50 million units to ->consumers<- worldwide as of December 6, 2016"

That's sold through, not sold in.

"best ever Black Friday week in the history of PlayStation"

That's a pretty big deal.

DashArrivals2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

@ feju , It's says... SOLD THROUGH... that means straight into homes. Consumers have purchased over 50 million PS4s. LET THAT SINK IN

I see you 'edit'. Why do you think that 50 million sold to consumers would mean that they no longer have any PS4 in stores? How in the heck do you know how many they can and have manufactured. THIS ARTICLE IS FACT.

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darthv722729d ago

Very cool. I'd like to say I contributed to that but I bought mine 2nd hand. the guy I got it from, however, he did contribute... twice. First with the unit that he sold me and second when he got the Pro to replace the unit he sold me.

KwietStorm_BLM2729d ago

I didn't know RE7 and SFV are 'cheap made games' or that Sony even made half on your list, but hey.

kenwonobi2729d ago

Speak for yourself and 3 others. You are alone.

_-EDMIX-_2729d ago

? I seriously don't understand how someone who is a fan of games doesn't even understand the basic structure of game development.

Sony does not make those games...

What you're talking about is subjective what you consider good or bad is up to you, it is personal it is subjective.

It seems there's lots of young users on here that I've not fully grasp this concept yet.

No one is forcing you to play any of the titles you don't like, so why are you begging them to not exist? Don't play them and move on this is seriously something that's a huge issue with this community in regards to the lack of maturity that they're unable to understand that they are allowed to not like something but please stop asking it to not exist simply because you don't like it.

No company could ever create any series of games in which 100% like them all.


S2Killinit2729d ago

well deserved. They always deliver the games, and not just at the beginning of the generation.

IamTylerDurden12729d ago


Sony said "50 million sold through", not "shipped". 50 million PS4s have been SOLD.

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bouzebbal2729d ago

50M is just crazy... Who can stop it ??? Here's better and better.
Just imagine when GT comes out. That game sells consoles by pallets.

Cupid_Viper_32729d ago

@ Shin-Zantetsuken

"I think that 60 million target for the fiscal year is a little too much for PS4. I don't think they will be selling 10 million units in the next 4 and half months especially since sales slow down at the start of the new year."

Actually, last year in December alone, Sony was able to sell 5.7 million PS4s ( please see the link provided if you find it hard to believe). So this holiday season the PS4 is cheaper and if the records BF is any indication we can actually expect Sony to repeat if not surpass that 5.7 million sold number. Especially if you factor in how HOT the PRO is selling right now.

So this means that come January 2017 you'll be looking at about 56-57 million PS4s sold through, if not more. And then you count the heavy hitters that are coming out early next year and Sony will easily move more than 1 million consoles per month during those first 3 months of the year. This puts you exactly around 60 million consoles sold by the end of March 2017.


Kryptix2728d ago

Congrats to Sony with the 50mil sales as that's the payoff for actually listening to what the fans wanted since it's reveal by not having an always online plan, initial tacked on, forgotten gimmick for $100, maybe $150, more and better exclusives and real ones at that, that aren't on a different complete platform even though some love to pretend it's the same.

Hope that they keep listening with the future of PlayStation and keep that insane growth with, I'm not talking about sales, but new IPs. Honestly, PlayStation has the most brand new IPs versus their competition. Genuinely gives way to new ideas, no matter how weird, simple, or crazy they might sound.

Now here's a toast for another 50mil! Looking forward to what's in store, especially that Sucker Punch game. I know it's gonna be sick with almost 2 & a half years in production!

Christopher2728d ago

Yeah, Sony! Only produce top of the line games and never anything that isn't 90+ metacritic. I mean, if everyone else can do it, so can you!

Kurdishcurse2728d ago

last of us is much cheaper and easier to make than re7. last i checked resi had more than 2 enemies in the whole game lol. ts idiotic and emotional reasoning to think that its the other way around. come back when ur not biasly selective.

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Gazondaily2729d ago

Incredible milestone and well deserved

uptownsoul2729d ago

PS4's attach rate is 7.38 games per console sold (369 Million PS4 games sold [divided by] 50 Million PS4 consoles sold)...That HUGE!

xer02729d ago

No.1 by a long shot :)